So here we are at the end of another week and it is time to take a look back at what I have watched over the last 7 days. A good week during which I ticked off six films, including two that I have been meaning to watch for weeks.
On last Monday’s “Looking Ahead” I had planned to see The Amazing Spider-Man, Ted and Kill List. A small but select list as I had been planning on heading to Sydney this weekend, which wouldn’t have left much time for films. However illness go the better of me so I was confined to the couch here in Canberra for most of the weekend. So how did I do, well pretty good I think. The week started off well with screenings of The Amazing Spider-Man and Ted with another four films from the couch. A total of six and all first timers. One of my best weeks for a while.
So here is the tale of the tape this week, as always you can check out my full 2012 watch list here:-
The Amazing Spider-Man – This is more a story of Peter Parker rather than Spider-Man. It is true origin story and digs deep into Parker’s journey from high school geek to web-slinging hero. The film is clearly in two parts: the first hour origin, the second action. I preferred the first, but the second was still lots of fun. Watch It.
Ted – I was slightly underwhelmed by Ted, but I was clearly in the minority in the packed screening that I saw it in. There were some great one liners and the CG is very good, so much so that you forget that Ted is actually a bear, but I couldn’t help but feel let down by the ending. It just made the whole film feel pointless. It is still worth a watch though. Watch It.
Headhunters – Another great thriller out of Scandinavia, this time from Norway. A smart, intelligent and highly engaging ride, that is set for a US remake. Watch it before they do. Highly Recommended.
The Double – Dear oh dear. A truly run of the mill Washington political thriller about Russian spies infiltrating the US. Completely generic. Might have well just watched Salt again. Skip It.
The Castle – Classic late 90s Australian satire of a Melbourne family fighting to keep their home from an ever expanding airport. A great comedy, though with a strong Aussie slant, but still accessible enough for everyone to watch. Highly Recommended.
Hugo – Can’t believe I waited so long to watch this wonderful ode to early cinema. Simply glorious, one of the finest films I have seen in a long time. All Time Classic
Breaking Bad – Almost got through to the end of season two. Still very impressed and hopelessly hooked.
2012 Score Sheet
Cinema Screenings – 25
Couch Screenings – 34
Total (new films) – 59
Re-watches – 21
2012 Total film count – 80
How about you guys, how’s your week been?